As the music festival returns after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID outbreak, US chart-topper Olivia Rodrigo, rapper Kendrick Lamar, and veteran Paul McCartney will all play at Glastonbury in June, organizers said on Friday.
Lamar and McCartney joined Diana Ross and Billie Eilish as headliners for the Pyramid Stage at the event scheduled from June 22 to 26, after the announcement of Billie Eilish and Diana Ross.
Originally scheduled to play for the 2020 edition of the festival, McCartney last appeared at the big greenfield music event in 2004.
“For us, having Paul McCartney is obviously a dream, a huge moment in our history,” Britain’s BBC quoted Emily Eavis, the festival co-organiser.
“It means the world getting Paul McCartney to Glastonbury.”
The festival’s oldest headliner, McCartney will perform on Saturday, June 25, one week after his 80th birthday. In addition to Eilish, Ross and Lamar will all take the stage at Glastonbury throughout the course of the weekend, with Eilish becoming the festival’s youngest-ever single headliner.
One of the first glimpses at the lineup for this year’s festival, which will take place on a vast field in the southwest of England, was the release of the first poster for the event.
The last time the event was held was in 2019. A virtual event was held in May of last year in place of the previously scheduled events for 2020 and 2021, which were both canceled.